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CSPAN
May 3, 2014 7:45pm EDT
in the 1960s and 70's i thought the e.u. or whatever it was we called it back then i thought this was the most boring thing to ever be created in the instant any one of those guys from brussels came on tv up it will go instantly. what i didn't see then was that was the point. the point of the european union was to make europe dull. old people don't invade each other. if you aren't committees all day nobody's in charge. that's the extraordinary thing. in last 50 years or so hundreds of millions of people have come together in a larger safer richer society without anybody using force which i don't think there's ever been anything like this in the history of the world. the reason i look at the e.u. so much in my book is that this seems to me to be the closest thing we have got to an exception to this depressing law that i propose that only force is strong enough. it isn't really an exception to this. of course it's formed entirely in the context of of the cold war under the shadow of the u.s. nuclear program. i think the reason the european union has been able to become so peaceful and no capital
PBS
May 3, 2014 12:30pm PDT
. president monson sea otters also think the eu for its decision to allocate a further two hundred million pounds in the cypress budget for twenty fourteen to twenty fifteen it was close to increase its funding involvement and ninety five percent eu co founded project. all of the bailout program will help cyprus to reduce its unemployment levels particularly when it comes to the under twenty five sqm some forty four percent of whom were well above the eu has averaged twenty three percent of its assistance program. we did it. presently kason us to see odd as perceive the ministry of european affairs for the united kingdom. david livingston at the presidential palace peace both leaders discussed the cypress economy and ways to overcome the banking sector crisis. whittington praised the efforts of the site korean president to rebuild the country's economy well. he said it sends a signal of confidence to international investors in cyprus is the place to do business once again and the chances for investment and jobs would increase cyprus present new costs on us to see odd is met with turkish cy
PBS
May 3, 2014 12:30pm PDT
has controlled the pace of eu and american sanctions. and tempered nato's response in the front line countries of poland and the baltics. close ties with china give germany a foothold in asia and beijing a line of influence through berlin. in fact, the increase in trade between china and germany particularly in german exports to china, has exceeded all expectations. germany is china's number one trade partner in the eu. and the top investment destination for german companies is china. based on this emerging economic between china and germany, quote, a special relationship, unquote, is now emerging. item. china needs technology and germany needs markets. structural similarities and shared economic interests are key for this emerging special relationship. item, germany's approach to china is mostly driven on the need of its exporters. germany's foreign policy is based on the idea that economic exchange will lead to political and society change in china. item, china sees germany as the most useful country for its economic development. germany is an attractive partner because germany's p
PBS
May 3, 2014 10:00am PDT
unit from spanking related diseases. some eu countries have been lax in the interpretation of anti smoking laws. when three austrians is a regular smoker and no other european country has as many smokers as austria. and a half length back to pulling he has cancer and wants to prevent others from getting it. his final contest against the crowbar and is across the country from updating enough to protect one's tickets. alaska is making his rounds again he's been spent to rest on settling for austrian for years reporting violations of laws protecting non smokers to be awfully nice. today in a restaurant. indiana is his hunting grounds. we accompanied the smoking sheriff as he's been helped by the media the main entrance has no identifying sign. was this goal. i've wanted to change that. of course i can take the initiative in rights mean a lot. i guess it's high time i did. i bet. last is convinced that it was no second hand smoke fewer people would get cancer tenth day i'm angry because every week i see people in hospital and to subdue the ale suffering from lung cancer or for cancer.
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 11:30am EDT
from the e.u. and the united states is for the ukraine. >> is that a fair orves, has the ukrainian government not taken account the national sentiments, the real sentiments of large numbers of people living in the eastern part of its open country? i don't think so. i think it's the picture that russia is gig or trying to communicate to the west. in fact, there is now a language law in place which was criticised when adopted by the oece and the european union, that gives russians a special status in those regions where many speak russia and there is a large concern in kiev for the interests of the russiansment there's a decentralisation programme coming from kiev, the counter government, and the -- current government. and the request for decentral esation is observed in a way, because the current government wants to decentralize the country and wants to strengthen the competences and perog ties of the cities and villages and so on. there is a soars concern in kiev for the interests of all minorities - not om of russians ukraine. >> a short break now. when we return, we'll talk abou
PBS
May 3, 2014 7:30am PDT
the eu is a dentist say that they are not doing any way they see that the remaining pushed and that they will take seriously the court to defend the town i managed to catch up with one family who is watching events unfold on the streets to those in the secure is to use iphone the city sent a seasonal down the streets are empty preaching becomes. guzman is keen to us. so today is going on a pair of jeans. for the lines until recently it was a small speaking. friday morning to change with them saturday morning it was the sound of short grounds and explosions. i woke up immediately. it was very scary. the thing you can order them together with them mercenaries together with the white sox instructed by the way interim president interim prime minister the war a war criminals residents of the fields have been ordered to remain indoors. getting in on and have no intention of sticking out. due to the tv stand when it's being reported that two point six it is in the ctc and ten. we tried to enter the city decides to students who were renting apartments but eventually you will obtain
Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 10:00am EDT
if there is no other russian involvement clearly the propaganda warfare is conducted by moscow. >> you said that the eu needs to be firm in dealing with moscow because of what you called the new mentality in kremlin questioning putin's controls. you have to ask him what else is in his heart, what do you think is there? >> i don't know. but that goes back to the big speech that he delivered in the kremlin when he annexed, after his occupation of crimea. he had the annexation of crimea. then he said very candidly in his opinion he had known in his heart for a long time this was russia, but they had to transparent rules for a while, but now, it was time to revise the post-cold war order in the east of europe. that leads the question, how far does he sphwoand go? i'm not sure he -- intend to go? i'm not sure he knows himself. that's when the united states and the european union everyone stands up and demonstrates the limits that are there, to stop the smash and grab dhaiforts he is involved in. >> pro-russian forces are keeping the organization for security in europe a hostage, sweden, russia, a cbs news c
PBS
May 3, 2014 5:00am PDT
to be won on the basis for the fight to the chancellor. oh wells while so you will know. oh but the eu. sedition is lately each and every candidate whether the gymnasts and that the diocese and russian as the second piece of land based in center for most of the opposite eds are overseas and on and on the most ridiculous she doesn't want to be friends with modern russia plans to get spring and that offence and defence potential. she also promises to fight for the games. in your basic communication she will bite me. nate and i sat and talked about to start in defence potential. she doesn't catch problems especially economics of it in my knee and it is a region of the absence of dollars of her eight years. the service men and a fun and the top of the senate caucus in the wild lands of protection from russia. isn't it so much mars earth. he wants to get back to occupy peninsula and to protect the country almost two additional rice pudding a mentorship and promises his attention and i say everything and you wonder it was the most appropriate to grant our hopes and their customers to the la
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 6:00am EDT
on that front. within europe, within the eu, i'm sure there has to be extensive consultations. you got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation and we have to take those into account. not every country will be in exactly the same place. but has been remarkable is the degree to which all countries agreed that russia has violated international law and violated territorial integrity and sovereignty of a country in europe and i think there is unanimity that there has to be consequences for that. how we structure the sectoral sanctions, the experts have been working on and we anticipate that if we have to use them, we can. our preference would be not to have to use them. i think chancellor merkel's leadership on this front. she has been extorting her league helpful not only -- she has been extra ordinarily helpful not only in facilitating the european union but has also been very important in helping to shape a possible diplomatic resolution and reaching out to the russians to encourage them to take that door while it is still open. when it comes t
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 4:00am EDT
a lot of money. the eu has already devoted 11 billion. united states may some resources available. his we will need to help ukraine have politically, economically and just the military issue. that's important. a second observation, you know, i don't need to explain to this audience how many times over the last decade or so we have allowed ourselves, i mean americans and europeans to be split in the management of crises. remember iraq. remember libya. i believe so far we can be quite proud that even though there are differences here and they're both within and between we have managed to keep things together. i believe we would be operating -- offering of victory on a silver platter if he allowed us either within the eu or in the trans-atlantic community to be divided about the response. i mean that only half seriously then do we should say thank you, mr. president, the reminding is that there is a need to have a vibrant and active nato. some people in europe are beginning to think that maybe after afghanistan we don't need this organization that much anymore. thank you, mr. president, f
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 4:00am EDT
--transcending the quarter to south sudan. makes the point, that even with the eu reinforcements, the challenge of the peacekeepers outstrips capacity. is this design potentially to fail? i am not assuming any old will but is- ill will here, it being driven by insufficient resources? you mention those countries have not come through with their commitments. how much of an unmet need do we have? what kind of forces needed ideally to really end this violence? and what is conflict -- and is what is configured enough? is the money enough? how much are we giving to peacekeeping? when you say other countries are not coming through, if there could be a listing of those countries, commitments made, and there aremet, a large number of countries that could do a heck of a lot more, i would think, that are not doing it. finally, and i will have other questions, but i -- if you could start with those and i will get back to you. >> thank you, mr. chairman. u.n. peacekeeping force we anticipate their arrival in mid-september. however, i want to note that the u.n. has already had senior officials on the ground
PBS
May 3, 2014 12:00am PDT
could never deal strategically with ukraine being either a nato member or a full e.u. member right up on their borders was something we should have understood. >> charlie: so what should ukraine be? >> well, of course, you know, kissinger, as soon as this happened, said finland, that's the answer. >> charlie: yes. i'm not sure finland is enough, that the russians could tolerate as much of a relationship with the west that finland has in ukraine. but as i said, i think ukraine has to be a buffer state, and it will -- the other piece of this that just doesn't get talked about nearly enough is that so much of what's happening that's bad is the ukrainian's fault, that they've had 23 years of corrupt governments, you know, on both sides, pro-west, pro-russian, and been unable to deal with energy, to deal with, you know, any form of moderately effective governments, they just haven't done it. >> charlie: here's what the president told reporters in asia. "the notion for us to go forward with sectoral sanctions on our own would be most deterrent to putin. that is factually wrong. we'll be in
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 2:00am EDT
are talking about sanctions against individual persons, the american laws are different than those in the eu. in the eu we can impose sanctions on persons that have direct responsibility for what is happening on the peninsula or what is destabilizing. in regard to iran we have always been shot down by the courts when we went too far in their minds. we are currently working in the eu on such a legal framework and trying to broaden that somewhat and making it somewhat similar to what you have in the united states. secondly, in europe, we have 28 member countries. we have to come to unanimous decisions over anything that we plan to do. the impact that sanctions have also, by way of repercussions on member countries, are very different. if you talk about possible financial sanctions, germany is not particularly affected. if you talk about energy sanctions, germany is a little bit more effect it. in europe we have an interest if matters come to such a pass that we need to go further that we have a mix of sanctions where each and every country suffers a little bit. not one country suffering a litt
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 12:00am EDT
be a comprehensive review of our priorities, both in the e.u. and in nato, but let's not do it, if i may say so with foaming at the mouth. let's do it cool, and let's do it also, always, in -- with having in mind consistency. >> on that thought we're going to questions from the audience. if you just briefly give your name and affiliation. you know the rule, a question, not a statement. >> thank you. from george washington university. we talked about in april of 2008 the nato summit decided to not extend membership action to ukraine and georgia, and within four months georgia was invaded. with hindsight, the word wisdom has been subpoena number of times today. is it your view that things in -- not to extend protection to ukraine and georgia unwise? >> just to get to all the questions does one want to volunteer to take that -- we lost jimmy shea. i'm sorry. they're replacing the call. but -- well -- >> i'll take that. i can take that question. >> actually, jamie shea, tide you hear the question? >> i did. and i -- i did, yes. >> i'm going to ask everyone to give a brief answer because we have a l
CSPAN
May 3, 2014 12:00am EDT
.s. and the eu, their great responsibility is strong in the past. the categorical refusal of washington is totally non-fortuitous. running counter to the geneva declaration of 17 april. it is a continuation of dialogue. what could be a more striking example of the use of force? and the signers of the geneva declaration, to not commit a fatal error and take a look at possible consequences of their actions. and stop the district of policy with respect to the ukraine. and basically halt alternative operations and ensure full freedom. this would be a genuine process if there is a need for a swift organization of authentic political dialogue. to draw mutually agreed up on agreements, pretending to draw reforms in a small circle with the government of winners. for who gave the criminal order to unleash bloodshed will bear full responsibility. >> i thank the representative of the russian federation, i give the floor to the representative of france. >> think you, mr. president. i would like to pay tribute to the presidency of the security council for last month and to our colleague in nigeria a
PBS
May 2, 2014 8:00pm PDT
that the eu and nato take with moscow. but we need it most sides to understand that is neutral you try ukraine not one moving towards nato. not anytime in the forseeable future. moving towards makeup and not one and only under the sway of moscow. but one that is left alone to get its act together. it's a basket case right now. governance wise financial wise economic and trade wise. it needs to be left alone so i can work on its own problems in its own time and more or less become a stable country that's not to say that others can help it. china and turkey the united states brazil europe. they can get financial and economic assistance and even signed trade deals with us all be done in conjunction with a general appreciation of ukraine's neutrality. we're gonna get out of this without a shooting war that grows ever more larger than causes real problem. well the list mentality that has been a long time dispute over whether nato could go any further east after the end of the cold war. now this there's an increased presence of the western alliance with the russian border and some talk of ukraine jo
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 10:00pm EDT
for a long time. today, we are reminded just how essential this relationship is. alliance is.-eu critical to global stability, peace, and freedom. this has been proven time and time again throughout recent history. the world is always changing and the transatlantic partners are being test it in new and difficult ways. competitorsrtive who are vying for natural resources, human talent, markets, economic, and geopolitical influence. to meet these challenges, we must step up and offer strong, smart, and positive global leadership in commerce, diplomacy, geopolitics, security, and advocacy of our most cherished values. if we do not, others will fill that void. this brings me to our special .uest chancellor merkel since she assumed the office in 2005, she has not only revitalized germany's massive economy, the largest in europe and the third-largest largest in the world, but has put u.s.-german relations on a sounder fruiting. she has displayed exemplary leadership on transatlantic issues. she has been a forceful opponent of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership which we call ttop
PBS
May 2, 2014 7:00pm PDT
political gamble and it's being played. i think that the us by the eu and iran and pretend i would say that this week that it has been kind of like a winning hand. in terms of that because to look at when you look at the economy sanctions that can be a nice job has been put forward to that accompanied the eventual travel bans and asset freeze this is not enough. i think in terms of showing to pretend that we are a united front that we are past that he needs to be known in the us and eu are going to act on it. they have to come to not going to mean the us is not to commit troops. ok it's not gonna happen if the us to commit troops in serious not to commit troops here. i agree but that's why he eats into the whole top gun. we are in our team very hard. how much can you buy it if you're not going and doing a thing or if you're not good and tight space to continue to be good incentive to take time to take effect in the house and capital flight out of russia. um there has been the good the ruble has fallen quite a bit. we did some point some of the oligarchs and put a circle you know might
PBS
May 2, 2014 6:30pm PDT
the insanity since eu ban on i find so any ideas of things in the endless chain of having to monday the government about the means of lifting the ban the heavy and its prices and domestic markets hitting the month end comes. around a bit of road salt bread and jam up and toss it back into the chinese law stepped off the speed of government restrictions quorum of the month of the elemental but it seems to be heating up yet again. he's actually thinking of one of the most important he said that he can and is considered of the species featured likely and that it is awful thing it's one thing this time around. as long as you ought to go back to a move. but the best of what that was when they have said that the odds it was the intention to give up running. acc big east some of the kids both loved it. what some of this little stuff that could be good to get check ups be sober. thus the cash in on the buying spree by a fuel station schemes to hostility discounts and the back edges and the option to return to he grunts. mom did. in some of my house at seven am sheepishly he decides he doesn
PBS
May 2, 2014 6:00pm PDT
and the e.u. -- there's no comparison, obviously, between the russian economy and the cuban economy. russia is very integrated into the global economy. it is very vulnerable and exposed to sanctions including those just -- [ audio difficulty ] -- u.s. sanctions. it's going to take american leadership -- >> brown: well, if we take energy sanctions, for example, there are plenty of european energy companies already publicly saying they're willing to step in until the -- banks, british banks, french banks would do the same. we need to get mrs. merkel and other european leaders on board and i'm encouraged real progress was made today, but some u.s. leadership, but if we get too far out ahead of the europeans, then we do putin a favor because then it becomes a european-american dispute, not a problem vis-a-vis russia. >> brown: thank you very much. thanks. >> woodruff: now to an extended look at some developments on the african continent. we start with nigeria-- one africa's most prosperous nations-- where a wave of violence is casting a shadow over plans for a world economic forum there next we
PBS
May 2, 2014 5:30pm PDT
and ukraine can't agree. deliveries to europe could also be affected the eu has been trying to resolve the dispute the form of the policies of sharon goodwill today. they have indicated that they want to heat up the gas sector to turn it into a tool to politics. that is up to find solutions was obvious. i picked up. still in negotiations and get over the eu holes in the meeting on energy between russia and ukraine in the coming weeks ok for some background hill scribbled on trial he's an economist at the institute for east european studies at the nq the free university of berlin. good to have you with us mr fennell first of all let's take a step back and look at russia right now and it's the big chip in this game. economically the gas that is its gas supplies for germany for eastern europe what it be that easy for russia to simply turn off the gas to europe. when we would not be easy though it would be rather difficult russia is hard currency reserves. in less than five hundred million but has that collectively the corporate sector the banking sector and the state sector when in excess
PBS
May 2, 2014 5:00pm PDT
recall of kyiv is where listeners to sign the treaty very green. the us and the eu not to make horrible mistakes in serbia since the possible outcome of the actions of the week above the waist to reject its destructive policy with respect to ukraine. we'll switch among those who took power in kiev to immediately still that publishing operation of any of the violence against the right people to free political prisoners and allow all freedoms project is slated to pitch on. it also said that it's time for the west to stop toying with the situation in ukraine and talk to people in kiev instead of telling continuously russia to wear and how to have its own troops on its own territory of course the back and forth ensued between the west and russia and the meeting did and with russia calling for all sides the international community to not try to continue to stick with the agreement to halt all violence on the ground the mileage inch on sunday in the us president barrack obama held a press conference in washington and they said russia has violated international rule of ukraine with more sancti
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 6:00pm EDT
. remember iraq? u rememberem -- yo libya? there are different believes. between the eu and the u.s., we have managed to keep things together. athink we would be offering victory on the silver platter to president putin if he allowed us within the eu or within the transit atlantic to be divided over a certain response. and i onlyte frankly mean that half seriously we can say that maybe, inc. you, president putin -- thank you, president putin, that there is a need to have a vibrant and active nato. somewhere beginning to think that maybe we do not need this organization that much anymore. you for mining as it is a good idea to look at have to diversify our energy sources. thank you, mr. president, for an essentialit is objective for the european union to speak with one voice and not only when things are calm, but particularly at times of a crisis. i was hoping we would not need this, but i still think it is very useful. of wake-up call is a? -- is it?hagel do you think there'll be any change in that dynamic? well, when i look at the situation, the wake up call should be while we were pursuing
FOX News
May 2, 2014 3:00pm PDT
common denominator. he insists on unity. when you do that, that means any members of the eu, and particularly germany can move the sanctions down to the point where they are worthless as we see it in the new york times reporting that the russia stock market are higher than they were at the beginning of sanctions. the opposite example is george h.w. bush he said on kuwait, this will not stand. he was read do go alone and the world followed him. if you do a coalition where you have to accept everybody's conditions you end up with nothing which is exactly where we are and putin knows it. >> april jobs report unemployment rate falling to 6.3% in april. jobs added 288,000. beating expectations but there's a lot to this report. >> well, this is one of those reports where when you look at the top line numbers it looks better than what we have seen in the last few years when you dig deeper, a lot of questions still. people dropping out of the labor market is a huge issue and wages are a huge issue. even for people that have jobs. they're not seeing wages increase. the situation for
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 4:00pm EDT
. he answered questions on eu sanctions against russia and responded to controversial payments made by alex salmond on russian president vladimir putin. this is about 40 minutes. >> order. questions for the prime minister. mr. thomas.r one, >> number one mr. speaker. >> the prime minister. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i'm sure the whole house will wish to join me ine paying tribute to captain thomas clarke of the army air corps, flight lieutenant rakesh chauhan of joint helicopter command, raf odiham, acting warrant officer class two spencer faulkner of the army air corps, corporal james walters of the army airlko corps, and lance corporal oliver thomas of the intelligenceoms corps, a reservist who also worked as a research assistant to the honorable member.. these tragic deaths remind us o the continued commitment andnd sacrifice of our armed forces and i kn and i'm no that our deepest ourd sympathies are with their families at this very, very t time.l time. i'm sure the whole house will also want to join me in paying tribute to and mcgwire who was stabbed to death in h
FOX News
May 2, 2014 1:00pm PDT
more revenue probably for the government and going to make them look in politically to the eu, looks like they're doing something. it's symbolism but real economic pain for a lot of people, particularly low income people. >> another subsidy, certainly for electric cars. this is another subsidy. i seem to remember it was an -- i think los angeles airport where they offered free parking long term for electric cars and they got so much demand their revenue win straight down because they were giving away parking spaces to electric cars. you think this is coming to america? >> we have had variations of it. in california, 2008, with the smart meters, they were going to have the government controllure thermostat and that was overturned. here in the d.c. area we have had hov restrictions with high occupancy vehicle lanes and electric cars got a pass with one vehicle. they changed that. the ironic thing is electric cars are powered by natural gas and coal. when you plug them in, your base load electricity is at least 70% when you add up the coal and natural gas so how much greener is the elec
FOX News
May 2, 2014 12:00pm PDT
's because still the u.s. and the eu are not on the same pain because the iu has a lot more to lose than the united states does from the broad sanctions. but of course, we have to go beyond nat and have to also bolster nato, and we have taken some initial steps. we have to bolster the ukrainian government. you see the imf approve $17 billion for ukraine recently. and we have to take a variety of other steps aimed at bolstering kiev and deterring russia. the problem is that what is happening on the ground is happening quickly and at the diplomatic process is happening quite slowly. >> michael, thank you. >> thank you, john. >> an iraq war veteran charged with kidnapping two women is bind hards. one is telling the story how she managed to escape. we'll hear her next. humans. even when we cross our "ts" and dot our "i's", we still run into problems. that's why liberty mutual insurance offers accident forgiveness with our auto policies. if you qualify, your rates won't go up due to your first accident. because making mistakes is only human, and so are we. we also offer new car replacement, s
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 2:00pm EDT
may 25. that key date when ukraine this post about in its democratic election. eu will bed the backing those elections and of russia does not allow them to go forward or somehow interferes with them, new sanctions will be coming. you heard obama trying to give some word of reassurance to energy markets and energy companies by saying that cutting off pipeline from russia to notpe entirely is realistic. we don't expect that to happen, but we do expect more sanctions coming. >> is military action a worst-case option? has not been entirely taken up the table. we have been hearing about nonlethal aid. >> i think at this point the u.s. administration in europe -- and europe don't have a specific plan b. they're counting on sanctions to eventually raise the cost so much for putin that he is forced to back down. are notpoint, they thinking of any military action unless a nato ally, poland or one of the baltic states is attacked. otherwise, they can't act in ukraine because not a nato state. nato is a defensive alliance between lansing military action. but some aid in the cards. >> thank you. t
CNN
May 2, 2014 11:00am PDT
a ban on them traveling, doing business with the u.s. and also, of course, the eu where their sanctions have coincided with ours. so they'll take somebody and say, okay, you can't come to the u.s., nobody can do business with you. but to impose sections on a whole -- sanctions on a whole sector of the russian economy, say arms dealing, manufacturing, that would be kind of shutting it out entirely from business with a whole other chunk of the world. but today president obama did mention that it wouldn't be realistic, for example, to at this point, at least, impose those kinds of sanctions on something like gas and oil. because to ban other countries, for example, the eu from importing those, well, that's going to hurt everybody, essentially. and angela merkel, i think, put it well today by saying, the last thing that people want are these sweeping sanctions. because even as the u.s. has emphasized, that could affect the global economy. so nobody, of course, wants to hurt the economy, but they feel like that would put appropriate pressure on russia. this is a big deal hearing this is comi
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 2:00pm EDT
transcending from the sawtelle to south sudan and makes the point that even with the anticipated e.u. reinforcements normally the challenge for peacekeepers outstrips capacities. is this design potentially to fail and i'm not assuming any ill will here but is it being driven by insufficient resources and you just mention other countries have not come through with their commitments. how much of an unmet need do we have with regards to peacekeeping? what kind of forces needed ideally i should say to really end this violence and is what is configured enough? is the money enough? how much are we giving to peacekeeping and what are the others giving and maybe this could be for the record. when you say other countries are not coming through if there could be a listing of those countries, commitments made and commitments unmet and there are large numbers of countries that do a lot more that could and that are not doing it. finally and we will have other questions but maybe if you could start with those. >> thank you mr. chairman. as for the u.n. peacekeeping force we anticipate their arriva
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 2:00pm EDT
i thomas dunne eu, the president and ceo of the chamber of commerce. we bring you a conversation on sanctions and their effectiveness on foreign policy. the president is meeting with chancellor angela merkel. >> german companies always opposed sanctions against iran and it is no surprise that they are opposing sanctions against russia. germany ruthlessly pursued its mercantile interest and the lobbyist wrong. it is a very strong economic relationship between germany and russia. including the former german chancellor. he is making money helping national gas -- natural gas flow. >> which goes to one of the fundamental flaws of sanctions as a foreign-policy tool, correct? >> it is a rather blunt instrument. choice than tono try sanctions. politics are a flaw. ismany is what russia -- rubbish' partner. partner.ading what jacktell you lew had to say. >> if you look at the impact on russia's economy it is misleading to look at what happens day by day. you have to look over the time crimeaussia went into since we have imposed sanctions. there has been a substantial in russia'sn and -- w
PBS
May 2, 2014 11:00am PDT
term in the modern world he says the eu is free to provide economic aid to ukraine in cooperation with the international monetary fund. rowntree says the interim authorities in kiev have taken steps to help like to be made in geneva to embark on economic and political reforms. laundry needs. the forty from an agreement with the imf with it. he knew when he's ready my micro financial aids. a new framework for the overall package. so we already support your grave. causing change. our reforms. and if life begins quarter. he's one of the main reforms that has to be undertaken. so for a decent stable ukraine. what can we continue to study session of the country. he presented to keep ethos jerry measures to stabilize its economy falling years of financial mismanagement the imf has promised a fourteen billion gallon a package in exchange for speaking reports. rice's attempts to de stabilize the country baxter and unrest in east and threatening military intervention have a green sticker free to balance the scale is already raised gas prices for hickory anything to hide them again but you'
PBS
May 2, 2014 10:30am PDT
this conceive of the eu and us profits as it will cost to eu consumers. one of my famous homemade treats and we must take it. when ginny ninety six percent of people think that the standards of environmental protection updates and in the us. uncle safety the big issue ninety one percent in favor of the eu held data protection agency fine to send didn't think the us delegates are up to the job. more transparency is needed in tt talks say those standing against mrs merkel's posse and upcoming eu elections. the indians the whole negotiations are taking place behind closed doors. amongst the small number of people. we must be vigilant when this type of deal is done with third world nations are often attempts to undermine the legal system of apple and we will not accept this. it's called jimmy and the united states remain the focus to friends of the international stage when under the medical sits down for talks that broke obama looks likely that there will be some issues they certainly don't see eye to eye on the thrall of a faulty building. let's not discuss this topic fact that with the months of
CNN
May 2, 2014 10:00am PDT
are united on that front. within europe, within the eu, i'm sure there has to be extensive consultations. you've got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation. we have to take those into account. not every country is going to be in exactly the same place. what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countries agreed that russia's violated international law, violate ed territorial sovereignty of a country in europe and there has to be consequences for that. >> reports of helicopters being shut down and heavy gunfire. ukrainian security forces today launched their most intense operation so far against the pro-russian separatists. the interior minister saying ukraine has taken back nine blockades that were under the control of the pro-russian forces. our senior international correspondent nick patton walsh is near the town where the operation is taking place. i understand you have some new information on casualties. tell us what you can. >> the self-declared mayor of the city, has told me that five of what you learn to as pro-russian militants
CNBC
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
europe, within the eu, i'm sure there has to be extensive consultations. you have 28 countries, and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation, and we have to take those into account. not every country will be in exactly the same place. but what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countries agree that russia has violated international law, violated sovereignty of a country in europe, and i think there's unanimity that there have to be consequences. how we structure the sanctions the experts have been working on, and we anticipate that if we have to use them, we can. our preference would be not to have to use them. i thank chancellor merkel's leadership on this front. she has been extraordinary slid helpful not only in facilitating european unity, but she's also been very important in helping to shape a resolution and reaching out to the russians to take that door while it's still open. well, keep in mind when it comes to sectoral sanctions we're looking at a range of issues. energy flows from russia to europe. those continue even in the midst of the
Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
think we are united on that front. europe, within the eu, i'm sure there has to be extensive consultations. you got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation and we have to take those into account. not every country will be in exactly the same place. been remarkable is the degree to which all countries agreed that russia has violated international law and violated territorial integrity and sovereignty of a country in europe and i think there is unanimity that there has to be consequences for that. how we structure the sectoral sanctions, the experts have been working on and we anticipate that if we have to use them, we can. our preference would be not to have to use them. i think chancellor merkel's leadership on this front. she has been extorting her league helpful not only -- she has been extra ordinarily helpful not only in facilitating the european union but has also been very important in helping to shape a possible diplomatic resolution and reaching out to the russians to encourage them to take that door while it is still ope
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
these issues diplomatically. within europe and the eu, i'm sure there has to be extensive consultations. you have 28 countries, and some are more vulnerable than others to russian reaction. but what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countries agree that russia has violated the integrity and sovereignty of a country. we anticipate that if we have to use more sanctions, we can. and i thank chancellor merkel's leadership on this front. she has been extraordinarily helpful, not only in facilitating european unity, but she has also been very important in helping to shape a possible diplomatic resolution, and reaching out to the russians to encourage them to take that door while it's still open. [ no audio ] that when it comes to sanctions we're looking at a whole range of issues. energy flows, those continue even at the height of the cold war. so the idea that you are going to turn off the tap on all russian oil or natural gas exports i think is unrealistic, but there are a range of, you know, approaches that can be taken, not only in the energy sector, but in the arms sector, the fi
CSPAN
May 2, 2014 12:00pm EDT
to promote peace and facilitate negotiations. before the talks in geneva among the russian, the u.s., eu and ukraine agreed on measures for the situation. we hope the parties concerned will stick to those negotiations. the effectively implement the agreements reached, forcefully promote the process of political settlement and realize as soon as possible the stability and development of ukraine. china calls on all parties to seek a political set mane to the crisis of ukraine through dialogue, not confrontation. we will continue to support international good -- aimed at easing tension, easing tension and promoting political settlement. thank you, madam president. >> i thank the representative of china for their statement and i now give the florida to the representative of chad. -- give the floor. >> translator: thank you, madam president. i would like to congratulate you on your accession to the presidency of the council and i wishing you, to you, and to your entire team every success in your endeavors. i would also like to pay tribute to madam oku and her team for their excellent stewards
FOX News
May 2, 2014 9:00am PDT
on that front. within europe, within the eu, i i'm sure the has to be extensive consultations. some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation, and we have to take those into account. not every country will be in exactly the same place. but what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countries agreed russia has violated international law, violated integrity and sovereignty of a country in europe, and i think there is unanimity that it has become the quizzes for that. how we sanction is consequences, the experts have been working on, and we anticipate that if we have to use them, we can. our preference would be not to have to use them and i think chancellor merkel leadership on this front. she has been extraordinarily helpful not only in facilitating european union's but also been very important in helping to shape a possible diplomatic resolution and reaching out to the russians to encourage them to take the door while it is still open. when it comes to senatorial sanctions we're looking at a whole range of issues. energy flows from russia to europe those contin
MSNBC
May 2, 2014 9:00am PDT
the issues diplomatically. and i think we are united on that front. within europe, within the eu, i'm sure there has to be extensive consultations. you've got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation and we have to take those into account. not every country will be in exactly the same place. but what has been remarkable is the agree to which all countries agreed that russia violated international law and violated territorial sovereignty of a country in europe and i think there's u.n. nimty that there has to be consequences for that. how we structure the sectoral sanctions, the experts have been working on and we anticipate that if we have to use them, we can. our preference would be not to have to use them. and i thank chancellor merkel saes leadership on this front. she has been extraordinarily helpful not only in facilitating european unity but also very important in helping to shape a possible diplomatic resolution and reaching out to the russians to encourage them to take the door while it's still open. >> keep in mind when it comes to sect
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 11:30am EDT
and suffer through the economic sanctions that the white and the eu have imposed? >> reporter: absolutely and chancellor america -- merkel has spoken to president obama more than any other world leader, and they are still trying to have those conversations, but she has to play to the audience back in germany, of course, and they have some grave concerns about how far actions or sanctions will go. >> i want to remind our audience we're awaiting a news conference that will take place at the rose garden, but you also did research about what angela merkel is angry about the nsa surveillance that yes, the nsa was listening to the german chancellor's cell phone conversations. >> reporter: that's right. and this was something she was furious about. and this is her first trip to the white house since those revelations emerged. germans are still outraged by it, very concerned about it. and chancellor merkel was born and raised in east germany where they used means of information gathering, and that is a bitter and still a strong memory that many germans have. so they have some real concern about
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